Researcher Grant Cameron published an article Friday in which he stated new evidence suggested the legendary Majestic 12 group was once a reality. In his piece titled, 'Is There a UFO Government Control Group? - New Evidence', Mr. Cameron wrote that retired Colonel John Alexander recently made statements helping confirm the previous existence of the MJ-12.
However, Colonel Alexander apparently added that he thought the group prioritized other topics over UFOs. Cameron wrote that although Alexander's opinion of the mission of MJ-12 differed from the UFO control group interpretation, the significance of the colonel's statements could not be emphasized enough.
Others disagree and are much less enthusiastic about the situation, suggesting that if the documents were a hoax or product of state-sponsored disinformation in the first place, then Alexander's comments should be measured accordingly. Researchers such as Ryan Dube have long called the actions of the colonel into question.
In a 2010 article titled, 'John Alexander - Mr. Non-Lethal with Many Hands in Many Pots', Mr. Dube explored Alexander's career path through the military and intelligence communities, his research endeavors in both academia and private industry, and his activities in ufology. Dube's article might inspire readers to question whether intelligence officers become ufologists, ufologists become intelligence officers, or if there is at times no particular difference at all between the two job descriptions.
Dr. Michael S. Heiser took an interest in the MJ-12 documents. The Bible scholar authored a 2007 paper, 'The Majestic Documents: A Forensic Linguistic Report'.
Heiser facilitated scientific forensic linguistic testing of select alleged MJ-12 documents. Tests were conducted by Dr. Carol Chaski, who, according to Heiser's paper, holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in linguistics from Brown University.
Dr Chaski examined purported MJ-12 documents bearing signatures and compared them to unrelated yet authenticated documents composed by the same authors. Testing involved comparing patterns of speech and uses of phrases, and Chaski's methods previously achieved a success rate of 95 percent accuracy.